Tuesday, September 06, 2011

1st Day with the Cover

We timed the skinning just right! Yesterday, we had a hot day for attaching it, which meant the plastic was flexible and stretchy. Today, the temperature was quite cool (60's F) and the plastic tightened just right and really looks good!

Here is the north side.

Here is the south side with the ventilation needing parts/finishing.

It is cozy and fun inside! I can't wait to get the doors on!

Ignore the 2x4 bracing--that is leftover from our preparations for Irene. We will only use them as a precaution in the most severe weather as the house is quite solid.

The rain from the remains of Hurricane Lee is a good test of the covering. We have one small drip along the hip board that we will have to locate and cover with some repair tape I have ready for just such times. Also, water has not pooled anywhere on the plastic, which is really nice to see! I won't need to worry about going out in storms to dump water off it.

1 comment:

knitseashore said...

Catching up on your blog...I'm glad to hear you and the baby are doing well, and am enjoying watching your hoop house come to life. Looking forward to hearing what you'll grow in it!

My carrots are doing pretty well in the containers, but the flowers are pretty much done.